Promoters for Transgenic Horticultural Plants

  • Olga G. SmirnovaEmail author
  • Elena N. Tishchenko
  • Anton A. Ermakov
  • Vladimir K. Shumny


Gene engineering provides an opportunity to obtain plants with either silenced or overexpressed target genes. This approach is frequently used to study various aspects of the biochemistry, physiology, and stress tolerance of horticultural plants. Selection of appropriate promoters to govern transcription of a transgenic construct is an important step in the development of efficient genetic models. Here we present a brief overview of available literature data on the promoters investigated with the transgenic horticultural plants and some valuable information resources in this filed.


Gene engineering Horticulture Promoter Stress-responsive Tissue-specific Transgenic plant 



O.G.S. and V.K.Sh. are grateful to ICG budget project (VI.53.1.3), RFBR 14-04-0103614, SB RAS & National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine joint grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olga G. Smirnova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena N. Tishchenko
    • 2
  • Anton A. Ermakov
    • 1
  • Vladimir K. Shumny
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics of National Academy of Science of UkraineKyivUkraine
  3. 3.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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